What is the City proposing to do to the existing skate park at Burrendah Park?
The City is committed to transforming Willetton Sports Precinct into a space that is multi-purpose, innovative, sensitive to the environment and provides the community with an attractive space to recreate and relax in.
A concept for a new skate plaza – that has been approved by Council as part of the Burrendah Park Landscape Master Plan – will replace the existing skate park with a new integrated skate plaza that is suitable for pedestrians, skateboarders and scooters and bike riders.
This work is part the new Community Piazza that is currently under construction at the Willetton Sports Precinct.
What will the new skate plaza have?
Inspired by international skate plazas, the concept was designed by skate park design firm, Skate Sculpture and blends passive spaces with active spaces into an integrated and pedestrian-friendly space.
The skate plaza is planned to feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways and incorporates street inspired skate objects including ledges, stairs, hand rails, curbs and street banks with a series of garden beds, trees and outdoor furniture.
Has the community been consulted in the process?
From 5 March – 16 March, the City is calling on community feedback on a concept for the new skate plaza which will be used to help us develop the final design. The community can view the skate plaza concept and provide feedback at one of the following events at Willetton Skate Park:
· A free skateboarding clinic and jam session on 5 March from 6pm – 8pm*
· A free scooter clinic and jam session on 10 March from 4pm – 6pm**
· King of the Hill (skate competition) on 21 March from 9am – 6pm at Willetton Skate Park
*Registration and skate clinic: 5:45pm-7pm. Skate jam and filming session: 7pm-8pm.
** Registration and scooter clinic: 3:45pm-5pm. Scooter jam and filming session: 5pm-6pm.
Alternatively, feedback can also be given online at yoursaycanning.com.au/willettonskateplaza by 16 March.
What can be changed in the skate plaza concept?
Various objects, spacings and dimensions are open to contribution from the public.
Will the skate bowl still be part of the new skate plaza design?
No, the plaza is a street focused design that will still include street banks and quarter pipes. The City will use community feedback from the new skate plaza concept to also plan for future skate facilities that have the potential to incorporate bowls, hips, tabletops and other objects like the current Willetton Skate Park.
Who can use the new skate plaza?
The new integrated skate plaza will be suitable for pedestrians, skateboarders and scooters and bike riders.
Will the new skate plaza be suitable for beginners?
All levels from beginner to advance will be catered for at the new skate plaza. It is planned to feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways incorporates street inspired skate objects including ledges, stairs, hand rails, curbs and street banks with a series of garden beds, trees, and outdoor furniture.
How will the skate plaza be pedestrian-friendly?
The skate plaza is planned to feature dedicated skate paths alongside walkways for pedestrians. People will also be able to socialize on the outdoor furniture that is part of the skate plaza.
Who designed the concept for the skate plaza?
In conjunction with the expertise of skate park design firm, Skate Sculpture, the City of Canning developed a concept for a new integrated skate plaza within the Willetton Sports Precinct. Community feedback will then be taken into consideration to help us develop the final design for build.
How can I provide feedback on the skate plaza concept?
What happens after the community provides feedback on the concept?
Community feedback will be used to help us develop a final design, which will be finalised in early April, and used to build the new skate plaza.
When will the new skate plaza open?
Construction is expected to start in November and the skate plaza is due to open in mid-March 2021.